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Posted: Nov 1, 2011 12:17 pm
Love him alot from what I've read. Some of you may remember him from reading "Occurance at Owl Creek Bridge" in high school. From my perspective, the dude craved danger and never gave a fuck about what anybody had to say about him.

Insert comments, enlightenment, etc. opions about the man.

I wish I was Ambrose Bierce.
Posted: Nov 1, 2011 4:53 pm
Rules. Disappeared into the southwest, never to be seen again.

I've got a complete works, single volume. "In the Midst of Life" ("weird" Civil war stories) is the best.
Posted: Nov 1, 2011 5:00 pm
I had to wiki Ambrose....he does rule.....ashamed of myself.
Posted: Nov 1, 2011 6:29 pm
Devil's Dictionary, and his ghost stories are all I really know but they are great as was his life....read Jack Black's "You Can't Win" for more awesome like mindedness
Posted: Nov 1, 2011 8:50 pm
he is GREAT. i bought a volume of his short stories on a trip to the washington momument years ago and just devoured them.

incredible writer.
Posted: Nov 1, 2011 10:40 pm
Devil's Dictionary.
Posted: Nov 1, 2011 10:42 pm
I've got the devils dictionary on loan from the library.
Posted: Nov 1, 2011 10:50 pm
"I refuse to die between the sheets!"
Posted: Nov 2, 2011 12:43 am
I believe that portrait of Ambrose Bierce with the human skull is also found on "Scum of the Earth Vol. II".
Posted: Nov 2, 2011 12:48 am
I stand corrected. It's actually Ed Gein. I know I've seen that portrait on a record jacket before...
Posted: Nov 2, 2011 5:12 pm
Disappeared into the southwest, never to be seen again.

Mexico. Most likely got caught up in the Revolution there. Last written letter by him was sent from San Antonio.

Dictionary, n. A malevolent literary device for cramping the growth of a language and making it hard and inelastic. This dictionary, however, is a most useful work. --A. B.
Posted: Nov 2, 2011 7:37 pm
Dig his great, proto-Lovecraft horror stories such as The Damned Thing.
Posted: Nov 2, 2011 7:41 pm
Devil's Dictionary.

Posted: Nov 3, 2011 10:09 am
I prefer Henry Miller.
Posted: Nov 3, 2011 10:40 am
Miller was around a little later so he could be more pervy and outré. Bierce didn't drink either
Posted: Nov 3, 2011 11:53 am
That's just my response to everything.

"Hey Chris have you seen Rum Diaries yet?" 'I prefer Henry Miller'
Posted: Nov 4, 2011 12:22 pm
Had a heckuva time digging up a copy of "Tropic of Capricorn" the other day. All the other Miller titles were there, just not that one. Underrated!
Posted: Nov 4, 2011 1:23 pm | Edited by: tigerblinds
Read it....it's not pornographic enough for me...I prefer his later works Sexus, followed closely by Plexus, and then Nexus. They have enough pornographic episodes to keep me enthralled.

Quiet Nights in Clichey is pretty good as well, like when he writes about getting treated for an imaginary case of syphilis or DPing a stupid bimbo.

That's some good pajamas reading.

I think after they lifted the obscenity ban on Tropic of Cancer, he was always trying to get banned again.
Posted: Nov 4, 2011 1:45 pm
the shit cracks me up:

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